I was recently a guest on the Joy Joya Jewelry Marketing Podcast, and during my conversation with host Laryssa Wirstiuk we talked all things Las Vegas Jewelry Week. She also invited me to talk about my own personal jewelry obsessions.
A little tidbit from our chat: “It’s not the sexiest trend, but price point gold and diamond jewelry was huge…a lot of vendors had pieces under $1,500 wholesale,” I said, and then later, I randomly name-checked the website Stone and Strand (a new favorite since I covered its bridal collection in April): “They do mostly 10k gold but the price points are unbelievable, and I get excited about a great bargain.”
That’s essentially how I’m feeling right now, after reviewing pics from the collections that the New York–based retailer is putting forward for fall. I’m betting that brick-and-mortar stores have similar goodies either in-hand or on their way. Don’t just leave them languishing in your cases—see how they come alive with other styles? Your customers want a fresh take, and this is great inspo; more on the Stone and Strand Instagram too.
Butterflies, the eternal symbol of hope, are abundant right now, making the jewels in Stone and Strand’s Butterfly Garden newly appealing.
Big Spender (select pieces pictured up top and below) are all about classic gold-and-diamond “pantry staples” used as an element for necklace layering, ear stacks, and the wrist party below (I’ll take that perfectly on-trend curb link second from the top, too).
And finally, my favorite: Golden Beads, which is stocking stuffer central. I love how clean and elegant this group is. Stealth luxury—don’t these pieces look Italian, like if a vintage dealer had a pile of 14k department store dead stock from the 1990s?
Top: More from the Big Spender collection—studs in 14k gold with 0.8 ct. t.w. diamonds, $1,350, and the Large Mosaic necklace in 14k gold with 0.45 ct. t.w. diamonds, $895, which embraces a familiar concept—clustering tiny diamonds to achieve the look of a single big-old solitaire—and executes it extremely well; Stone and Strand
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